Acorn Triple D5 US Digital Drum Kit Review

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  • Electronic Drum Kit Powered by Mesh Technology All mesh drum heads deliver the most realistic, responsive and immersive playing experience modern drummers demand
  • Premium Seven Piece Drum Set 8" mesh snare drum and (3) 8" mesh toms, (3) 10" cymbals and custom designed Alesis hi hat pedal & kick pedal
  • Packed with Sounds Nitro Drum Module with 10 ready to play classic and modern drum kits, 30 play along tracks and 100+ expertly curated sounds
  • Powerful Educational Features 30 built in play along tracks, metronome, Aux input and drum coach help to hone and develop your drum skills
  • Everything You Need Sturdy steel rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

Some people don’t want frills with their drum sets, because these add-ons can get very expensive which is not exactly good news when you have a limited budget and you’re staring at a $2,000 price tag. But you can pay a tenth of that amount if you go for a basic kit such as the relatively unknown Acorn Triple-D5 US Digital Drum Kit. With the excellent features of this affordable drum kit, it’s inevitable that sooner or later Acorn will be a force in the industry.

Specs and Features

The Acorn Triple-D5 US Digital Drum Kit does come in a rather traditional setup, which may appease those who are already familiar with acoustic drums as well as those who are new to this type of musical instrument.

  • The snare drum is dual zone, so a rim shot activates a different preprogrammed sound. There are 3 toms, hi-hat and cymbals, and hi-hat and kick pedals. The drum pad for the bass drum is included in the kick pedal platform.
  • The snare drum and the toms can be adjusted horizontally and vertically, while the angle of the cymbals can also be adjusted. For the pedals, the springs and beater shaft can be adjusted as well.
  • The advertisements don’t mention it, but it has about 30 different drum kits. You can also make your own kits by combining any of the 327 instruments available.
  • The sound module allows you to set up various parameters (such as sensitivity), and it includes the built-in metronome and tap tempo, and the recorder.
  • There are 30 songs here to practice on, and you can turn off the drums on these songs so you can substitute your own playing.
  • There’s an “auxiliary in” stereo jack to play a song from your CD player or mp3 player, along with a socket for your stereo headphone. A USB socket also offers computer connectivity, and it is compatible with both Windows and Mac without requiring drivers.

Pros and Cons

The initial setup of the Triple D5 is simple, which is really a good thing. But like just about every other drum kit out there, you need to take the time to adjust everything. That means adjusting the pads’ angles and sensitivity, so that you don’t end up complaining about various “mistakes” that could have been avoided.

Once you’ve set it up properly, you’ll notice that the pads are nicely responsive, and the module is adequate for your needs.

The durability is also impressive, and you can hit it hard with no worries. Alternately, you can hit it gently and you can still get a sound without bothering anyone else in your home.

The distinct sounds are rather limited in number, but then again this actually is a basic setup.

Verdict

The best way to describe the Acorn Triple-D5 US Digital Drum Kit is that it is suitable for anyone who’s interested in drums and who is not yet a professional or advanced drummer. It’s a fairly simple device for beginners, and yet other non-drummer musicians will appreciate its sound quality and how easy it is to use.

It’s perfect for home recordings and for rehearsing, and with its affordable price tag its value for money is excellent.

Best Digital Drum Kit 2020

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Bestseller No. 1
Alesis Drums Nitro Mesh Kit | Eight Piece All Mesh Electronic Drum Kit With Super Solid Aluminum Rack, 385 Sounds, 60 Play Along Tracks, Connection Cables, Drum Sticks & Drum Key included
  • Next Generation Mesh Performance | All mesh drum heads deliver the most realistic, responsive and immersive playing experience modern drummers demand
  • Premium Eight Piece Configuration | 8 inch dual zone snare pad, (3) 8 inch tom pads and (3) 10 inch cymbals: ride cymbal, hi hat, crash w/choke
  • In Demand Sound | Nitro Drum Module with 40 ready to play classic and modern kits, 60 play along tracks and 350+ expertly curated sounds
  • Powerful Educational Features | 60 built in play along tracks, sequencer, metronome, Aux input and performance recorder help to hone and develop your drum skills
  • Everything You Need | 4 post aluminum rack, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included
Bestseller No. 2
Roland V Entry Electronic Drum Set (TD-1DMK)
  • Dual-ply mesh heads with tension adjustability for a quiet and realistic drumming experience
  • 256 notes of polyphony
  • 15 preset drum kits with authentic, expressive drum sounds for accurate and true-to-life drumming
  • Built-in metronome with adjustable tempo and timing settings to help improve timing
  • Kit includes Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, Hi-hat control pedal, Tom x 3, Crash, Ride, Drum stand. Other accessories such as kick pedal and personal drum monitor are sold separately.
Bestseller No. 3
Pyle-Pro Pyle Portable, Tabletop Set, 7 Digital Kit, Touch Sensitivity, Wireless Machine, Electric Drum Pads, LED Display, Mac & PC (PTED01)
  • VERSATILE DIGITAL DRUM KIT: The portable drum set is developed to resemble, sound and play like an actual drum set at a fraction of the size! Play the drums to pre-recorded drum kits and songs or record your own
  • CONNECT TO MAC & PC: You can connect the drums table to your computer using the USB cable - it'll function as a MIDI controller for your favorite computer software to get even more functionality
  • PLAY THE DRUMS ANYWHERE: This portable drum kit is powered by the included AC adaptor or you can go wireless and runs on batteries (6 "C" size batteries). Take your drum kit wherever you go
  • PLAY FOR ONE, PLAY FOR ALL: Pump up the volume with the digital drum machine and play for a crowd or take advantage of the headphone jack and plug in your headphones for a personal drumming session
  • EDIT & RECORD: The drums digital top panel control center comes equipped with an LCD screen and a ton of audio configuration controls that will allow you to create some truly unique and customizable music
SaleBestseller No. 4
Pyle Pro Electronic Drum kit - Portable Electric Tabletop Drum Set Machine with Digital Panel, 7 Drum Pad, Hi-Hat/Kick Bass Pedal Controller USB AUX -Tom Toms, Hi-Hat, Snare Drums, Cymbals - PTED06
  • COMPLETE DRUMSET SOUND: This electronic drum kit has 7 drum pad and hi-hat and kicks bass drum digital pedal controller to reproduce full drumset sound with tom-toms, hi-hat, snare, crash and ride cymbal perfect for professional and beginner
  • PRESET DRUM KITS: Pyle portable electric tabletop drum set machine comes packed with 55 preset + 10 custom preloaded drum kits, 300+ cymbal/drum sounds, and it also has a drum trainer learning mode for beginners/starter
  • DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL: The drums digital top panel control center comes equipped with an LCD screen and a ton of audio configuration controls that will allow you to create, record, and edit some truly unique and customizable music
  • CONNECT TO MAC AND PC: connect the table drum to your computer using a USB cable to act as a MIDI Connection for your favorite desktop software. it also has an AUX in jack for connecting other devices and a phone out jack for amplifiers of headphone
  • PLAY THE DRUMS ANYWHERE: This portable drum kit is powered by the included AC adaptor or you can go wireless and runs on (6) x 'C' battery so you can take it wherever you go and it comes with drumsticks which are perfect for drumming practice
SaleBestseller No. 5
Alesis Compact Kit 4 | Portable 4-Pad Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit with Velocity-Sensitive Drum Pads, 70 Drum Sounds, Coaching Feature, Game Functions, Battery- or AC-Power and Drum Sticks Included
  • All In One Drum Set Ultra portable 4 pad electronic drum kit with built in powerful speaker and dedicated headphone output for private practice
  • Authentic Drum Kit Response 4 velocity sensitive electric drum pads guarantee to capture every subtle nuance of your performance
  • In Demand Sound 70 electronic / acoustic drum kit voices, 10 effect voices built in and 50 play along songs to develop your drum skills
  • Powerful, Fun Educational Features Coach feature shows notes on LCD screen and instructs for an superior learning experience; game function makes playing and learning fun
  • Drum Anywhere Power via included AC adapter or 6 C cell batteries so you can keep drumming wherever you go

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